Progress Housing Group is supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

Progress Housing Group has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (13 – 19 September 2021) and we will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety over our social media channels this week.

This year is the 11th year of Gas Safety Week, and we're joining organisations from across the UK to work together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters for gas users across the country - from advice about how to stay gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t suffer from the effects of illegal gas work through lack of awareness.

How to stay safe in your home - tips from the Gas Safe Register

To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:

• Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
• If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.

• Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
• Don’t cut corners - only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home.
• Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

Are you a Progress Housing Group tenant? Find out more about gas safety on our website

We perform safety checks every year on gas appliances that we have provided in your home. The law says we must carry these out and that you must allow us access to do this.

If you smell gas, do not wait, call the National Grid gas emergency number on 0800 111 999. 

Click here to visit our home safety and gas safety pages on our website.

Click here to read our leaflet on gas safety checks.

 

Find out more about Gas Safety Week

Want to know more about the Gas Safety Week campaign, visit www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk

Keep up to date with Gas Safe Register’s updates and advice throughout Gas Safety Week by following @GasSafeRegister on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and search #GSW21 and #GasSafetyWeek.

 

 Above: watch the Ripple Effect video from last year's Gas Safety Week 2020